Vienna Kayak Tour

Kayaking Vienna

Guided small-group & private paddling tours of the Viennese Danubes

March-October 3 Hours max 8 guests

Escape summer in the city with us...

Ever wondered if you can go kayaking in Vienna on the famous blue Danube? We've developed Vienna's only guided paddling tour around the grand river's cleanest, calmest and most peaceful side arms & lakes. Along the way, learn about what makes Vienna such a globally important city, take in some of its most important contemporary architecture, and explore its undiscovered recreational heart.

Group discount

If you're travelling in a group of 4 or more then you'll receive an automatic 15% discount on the price of your booking. You don't need to do anything, this is applied directly to our booking calendar & at checkout. For much larger groups, please get in touch to discuss bespoke pricing options.

Specialized Equipment Provided

Besides either your single or double kayak & paddle, we provide you with a specialist kayaking lifejacket, a 10 litre dry bag to keep your things dry, and a waterproof phone case.

Qualified Open Water Lifeguard/Guide

Your guide is trained by the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society - UK) as a certified open water lifeguard, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands on the water.

When do you want to come kayaking in Vienna?

Kayak Vienna Pricing Chart & Highlights

Check out our different prices & deals depending on your requirements and circumstances. We also offer children's rates (aged 6-15), but please note that unless they are experienced solo paddlers, each must be accompanied by a responsible adult in a double kayak.

Guided Kayak Tour
Adult ticket (1-3 pax)
  • Live tour commentary from your certified open-water lifeguard & native English speaking guide
  • Single or double kayaks available, PFD/lifevest & dry storage equipment
  • Sightseeing at various lakeside spots around the Old Danube, on Vienna's first & only guided kayak tour
  • Meet other international travellers & get insider tips on things to do in Vienna
Group Discount
4-8 adults
  • Group discounts are applied directly on our booking calendar & checkout
  • For large group bookings of more than 8 people, please get in touch via email to discuss the pricing options
  • Live tour commentary from your dedicated lifeguard/guide & sightseeing around the Old Danube + tips on things to do in Vienna
  • Single or double kayaks available, PFD/lifevest & dry storage equipment
Private Tours
max 6 people
  • Private kayaking tours available at various times and on request i.e sunset/sunrise paddles
  • 2.5 hour private tour of the Old Danube taken entirely at your group's pace
  • Single or double kayaks available, PFD/lifevest, dry storage equipment & live tour commentary
  • Engaging & intelligent lifeguard/guide, with free photo service of your group activity

Vienna Kayak Tour Itinerary

9am/private tour start time - Meet, safety briefing & kayak preparation
We meet at the u-bahn (underground/metro) station ‘Kaisermuhlen VIC’ on the U1 red line (more details & map below). Please arrive here a few minutes before the confirmed start time of your tour to avoid delays and to give us more time on the water! We then walk to our launching point (8 mins) to get set up with safety & dry storage equipment, and to talk basic kayaking technique (for those who have not kayaked before).
On the water - The Old Danube
We’ll be investigating the most relaxing part of Vienna, the Alte Donau; a lakeside village which was cut off from the main Danube channel in 1870. This is where nocturnal beavers now roam in an old side arm of the grand river. We’ll see how Vienna maintains its long-established reputation as a centre for diplomacy, politics and international relations as we paddle past the United Nations, along with several of the city’s other most important contemporary buildings, which together are forging ‘new’ Vienna’s emerging skyline. This is later contrasted with cute lakeside huts which adorn the water’s edge to give vibrant bursts of colour to the lakeshore. You’ll get loads of tips from us on things to do during your stay, all while making new international friends, getting some sunshine, and being active in the great outdoors!
In the water - Optional swim in the Danube
If it’s hot, we can also pull up and take a short swim break in the clean lake waters. From May to September especially, the water temperature is just right to cool off while watching the slow-paced world of the Old Danube float on by! Expect to share the water with some rowers, the odd fisherman, and the local birdlife, but for the most part, we’ll have it to ourselves.
Midday/private tour end time - Tour end
Once the tour is over, you could keep investigating ‘new’ Vienna for a bit longer. Grab lunch or a cocktail at Vienna’s nearby ‘Copa Beach’, swim and hang out on the Danube Island, visit Austria’s tallest building – the Danube Tower, or explore the charming Danube Park, all of which are within easy walking distance from where we’ll finish.

Kayaking Vienna Booking Calendars

Choose which day to escape the tourist crowds with us, using our small-group or private booking calendars. Get in touch via our contact page if you're looking for a private tour outside of our published availability or for a larger group.

Small-group Vienna Kayaking Tour

Private Vienna Kayak Tours

Kayak Vienna Tour Directions

The easiest way to get to the tour start point is on the U1 (red line) underground/metro line. In the direction of Leopoldau, get off at 'Kaisermuhlen/Vienna International Centre'. From the heart of Vienna (i.e. Stephansplatz), this is 6 stations and takes just 12 minutes! Get off the train to the right, walk down the stairs and we'll meet outside the station's main entrance (the side with the 'Tabak' and food stand).

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